Motsoaledi Slams Political Parties For Campaigning At Hospitals

FILE: Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi breaks down the NHI Bill. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says it is immoral for political parties to take advantage of hospital staff and patients for election purposes.

Motsoaledi says parties cannot canvass for votes at hospitals.

The minister wouldn’t be drawn on who the culprits were but warned that hospitals are not fair game when it comes to electioneering.

“Patients will be disturbed. Remember people in hospital are vulnerable. It’s not a good idea for them to be disturbed.”

The minister was speaking on the Bongani Bingwa on Talk Radio 702 on Wednesday morning.